The state and federal governments have implemented stage one of a shutdown of non-essential activity across the country from noon on Monday.
The measures aim to slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned these measures could be in place for six months.
The latest restrictions for businesses come as a devastating blow for our economy.
Read more: The latest coronavirus news updates, here
It's timely to remember, we are all in this together.
Here in the Wimmera, we want to do our bit to support our community by spreading the word about how people can continue to connect with local businesses.
If you run a local business, use the form below to let us know you are still operating, and how we can continue to spend money with you.
We will publish and promote this directory on our websites.
Together we will get through this, because we all want the same thing; to help you keep your doors open and keep local people in jobs until we get to the other side of this crisis.
Fill out the form here, or keep scrolling to learn more about what's opened and closed in the region.
Pubs and clubs
Premier Daniel Andrews said businesses that would close due to the shutdown included pubs, clubs, nightclubs, and licensed venues in hotels and pubs.
- Bull and Mouth Hotel - closed, but undecided on takeaway meals
- Exchange Hotel - closed
- Royal Hotel - closed, but undecided on takeaway meals
- Sports and Community Club - closed. Owner Glenn Carroll on takeaway meals: "it's something we may consider"
- Vic Hotel - open as drive-through bottle'o and providing takeaway meals
- White Heart Hotel - closed
- Natimuk Hotel - open as bottle shop and takeaway meals
- Gift Hotel - open as bottle shop and providing takeaway meals
- Blue Duck Hotel - open for takeaway meals
Places of worship
Churches are finding ways to keep the faithful connected with Catholic masses suspended across Victoria as part of measures to control the spread of coronavirus.
Harvest Church Horsham's 10.30am Sunday service will be streamed online at harvestchurch.org.au
Horsham Church of Christ will stream all services here.
Ararat Church of Christ will also stream services online.
Restaurants and cafes will only be allowed to provide home delivery or takeaway.
- Laneway - Cafe without Borders is open to offer takeaway and meal delivery
- Figtree Cafe is open for takeaway only from 7am until noon and are considering home delivery requests
- Nourish'd Eatery will close from Tuesday until further notice
- Cafe Red Cherry is open for takeaway and home deliveries only
- Cheeky Fox Cafe is open for takeaway and will close its doors for sit-down meals and drinks as of noon on Monday. It is still offering catering services
- Farmhouse Deli and Cafe is open for takeaway only
- Moe's Mexican Bar and Grill open for takeaway only
- Thai Basil is open for takeaway only but will be organising home delivery services
- Ginger Chilli open for takeaway only
- Seers Smokehouse is open for takeaway only
- Cafe Jas is open for takeway only
- Bonnie and Clyde's Pizzeria is open for takeaway and delivery only and offers contactless payments
- Horsham Masala is open for takeaway
- The Alley Cafe in Horsham Gateway Centre is open for takeaway only
- Sede Cafe is open for takeaway only
- Vines Cafe and Bar is open for takeaway only
- Fred & Bet's Cafe is open for takeaway and delivery
- Foragers Cafe is open for takeaway and catering services
- Gardens Lake Cafe is open for takeaway only and have outdoor seating
- Taste of Peking Chinese restaurant is open for lunch and dinner takeaway only. It is also organising home delivery service
- Cafe 1868 is closed until further notice
- Lillies and Lattes is closed until further notice
- The Secret Corner Cafe is closed until further notice
- Heartfelt is open for takeaway only
- Kaniva's Club Hotel is open for takeaway only
- Halls Gap Ice Cream Parlour is open for takeaway and the Stony Creek Lolly Shop has moved into the shop
- Mount Zero Olives in Laharum is open for shopping only
Gyms and indoor sporting venues
- Crush Fitness 24/7 Gym will close at noon on Monday. Memberships will be held from Tuesday. Trainers can assist in any home workouts for members, but details to be confirmed
- Stawell Fitness 24-7 will close at noon on Monday. Individual trainers might continue to run virtual classes through Zoom calls, but up to individual trainers
- Stawell Sports and Aquatic Centre is closed
- Anytime Fitness Ararat will close at noon on Monday
- Ararat Fitness and Leisure Centre is closed
- Horsham Aquatic Centre is closed
- Snap Fitness Horsham is closed from noon on Monday and will provide workouts on social media to do from home daily. All membership payments have been suspended.
- Kaniva Sporting Complex is closed
During the shutdown, people will still be able to go to the supermarket, the bank, the pharmacy and other essential stores, like petrol stations and convenience stores.
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